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where the governor will it's he's a friend of the show. attend a ral later this congratulations o alt winners. afternoon. >> gretchen: fantastic job. hope you're going to have a best little me more about weekend. log on for the after the show romney's message in the show. final days. john, good morning. check out eric on "the five". >> reporter: good morning to you, bill. the battle in ohio is all about jobs. president obama going after the romney ad, recent one on bill: bill, okay, here we go auto bail yet which the on a friday morning. chrysler selling jeep to the four days from election day. italians who want to start numbers that could change producing jeep ins china. everything in a razor tight obama administration saying race. the government reports absolutely not true they're america's unemployment rate shipping jobs overseas. rising in the month of the romney campaign saying october to 7.9%. it is true they want to start producing jeeps in china and every job created 171,000 jobs added last in china is not a job month. that is far fewer than the created here in the united states. so the campaign trail 250,000 many economists say governor romney will are needed each month to continue to pure the message of change versus the status turn the economy around. so that is the big number we quo, saying under his have. that's where we start. administration real change good morning. starts on day one and i'm bill hemmer. mocking the president for welcome here. wanting to create jobs by morning, martha. martha: good morning bill. creating a department of business headed up by a what a week. it is friday. secretary of business. welcome everybody, i'm >> i don't happen to think martha maccallum. this jobs report today could that put being in a new be the freshest things chair in the cabinet room people have in their mind in will bring new jobs to the terms of a economic number people of america. when they head to the polls so we've got a plan instead
in a few days. to do that. this short shows it has been [applause] you see, i don't think that a very slow, sluggish what we need is another recovery. government bureaucrat that supposedly knows something the government reports real about job creation. unemployment, this is the i think it would be helpful number we want to focus on, to have a president who actually understands job 14.6%. we say that for a good creation. [cheers and applause] reason. that includes people that are underemployed, even people only worked one day, >> reporter: that is romney's get counted in the purchase in the final days underemployed, part time emed employed. above all else what matters some just have given up. is jobs. he is best one to set bill: stuart varney, anchor conditions to create jobs in fox business network. good morning to you. the america. bill: what about the start with the more white house. significant number you find what is the president's focus in the final four days, there. what is that, stuart? john. >> that is the real >> reporter: kind of curious. he spent a lot of last unemployment rate. that gives the true picture of the employment situation night's speech in colorado in america today. the that real unemployment as clinton administration as rate is 14.6%. a excuse to raise taxes and that is a dismal picture of the employment picture in trying to grab back the america today. mantle of change of the you go on from there and you president is saiding he is find that 63.8% of the adult one best able to bring about change, not mitt romney. >> we know what change looks population is in work. like. that is near an historic low. when you add it all up, four
[cheers] we know what will help the years of economic policy and middle class. what have you got? we know what is going to grow jobs. you've got a rising unemployment rate, 7.8 to we know what will reduce the deficit. and let me tell you, what 7.9, a very high real governor romney's offering unemployment rate of 14.6%, sure ain't it. very low job creation rate compared to what we need to >> reporter: ohio still very get the unemployment rate close in the polling. down significantly. rcp average got president it is the slowest recovery obama up by two. a lot of argument bill offer of any since, any major who is winning and who is recession since the second leading at least in the world war. early voting. bill: wow, is that right? we won't find out how it we dropped to 7.8 last goes until tuesday night or wednesday morning. bill: thank you, john month. we ticked up one tent of a roberts live in central ohio, point this time. just keys of the capital, columbus, ohio. 170,000 jobsed added that is martha. martha: more on that now. not enough. >> no it is not. president obama has somewhat bill: what is holding business back, stuart? backed off of his claim in >> confidence. business is not confident one-term in 2009. that there will be significant growth in the future. by significant growth, four he said his presidency will or 5% growth in the economy. that is what you're supposed depend on whether we would to get when coming out of a turn the economy around in the first term. nasty recession. here he is yesterday. we only achieved 4% growth >> we knew that our work for a 3-month period once in would take more than one year or more than one term. the last four years. that is not good enough. face it the middle class was that is a very slow recovery getting hammered long before
the financial crisis hit. and business people are not confident it will grow martha: just to compare his own words. that is not what he said really fast next year. bill: that is the economic back in 2009. side of this. listen to this. now the political equation. >> a year from now i think and you can argue whether or people are going to see that not people made up their mind and you can argue we're starting to make some aren't there is undecided progress but there is still few in a middle who could going to be some pain out there. if i don't have this done in swing things on tuesday if three years, then there's indeed it is as tight as going to be a one-term polls suggest. proposition. martha: that is the question really for the american 1980 unemployment rate when people, isn't it? people voted, jimmy carter, ronald reagan, do you know as they head to the election booths and filling out those what it was? >> tell me. bill: the last month they ballots in the coming days. had to work on was one wams joins me now, fox september. the october number was not news political analyst. mary katharine ham, out when america voted, editor-at-large at 7.5%. >> okay. hotair.com. bill: today in 2012 you're welcome to both of you good morning. at 7.9%. >> good morning. martha: let me start with you, juan. really people have to look how does this play at the two statements and politically? >> it should play in favor decide whether or not they think the president has done of governor romney, president obama will his job. >> you're right, martha. probably say, i haven't i think people have had to gotten his official response, he will probably say the make that judgement. economy is expanding. bill clinton at the it is going in the right democratic convention spoke direction. we need more time for number about how he didn't think any president, republican or of new jobs we really need democrat, could have pulled but we're going in the right direction. the country out of that deep governor romney will almost certainly respond we're not economic recession in one
growing fast enough. term. we could do a whole lot president obama, you know, better without going into even in terms of the numbers all this debt. bill: stuart, thank you. that came out this morning, the closing argument for governor romney happens this strong jobs numbers said the recovery should be faster afternoon. and he will have to do more we'll show you which state he is making that in. in terms of producing those it will be very interesting jobs. to many. martha: you know, mary thank you, stuart. katherine, we're looking at see you 9:20 on fbn. the scenes of both of them out there campaigning in the you got it. final days. martha. martha: let's get another even when the number came look at this jobs picture. out this morning i can't there is combination of 23 help but think most of this million americans who are is individual feeling. doesn't really matter what the headline number is out either unemployed right now there. do you feel like things are or what we call underemployed. headed in the right direction. more than 3.5 million of do you feel comfortable with the next four years with those folks have been either staying with this unemployed a year or more. president or do you want to it taking average for 40.2 give somebody else a shot. that is what it will come weeks for someone unemployed down to, right? to find a job. >> yeah, i think that is the that is a very long time. bottom line that's why often i don't have to tell any independents break toward folks that are in that the challenger at the end of situation that is painful. here is another look at it, the race because they're undecided because they're not happy with the guy who another statistic, is in office. that is what obama has to african-american unemployment rate is up one contend with. these employment numbers are point to 14.%. the number one issue the way we're waiting to get the people feel about the economy is the number one official white house issue. he said himself, this is a response to this jobs number this morning. one-term proposition if i also the official response from the romney campaign. don't get it done.
we'll get those to you as things are same if not worse. soon as they come in. fewer people in the workforce. about the same employment back to our other huge rate when he said those words. story right now because and you he is in the habit supplies and patience are of making big promises none running out very quickly right now in new york and cha launtly. new jersey. in the aftermath of for years is a pretty hurricane sandy drivers that reasonable period of time, can actually find an open we can make a judgement on gas station have to deal you now. he had going for him people with lines that stretch for were hesitant about romney. miles and miles and since debate number one, sometimes, when they finally many, many people go, okay, get to that gas station, they run out of gas. the challenger does not scare me. i'm not as worried about so you've got folks sitting in those lines and you've that. he continually tried to got gas in the storage tanks scare people to be worried and in the pipelines and in about him again. martha: look at a "fox news the tankers across the poll" that just came out. northeast but in many cases the company can not, for it asked people what the most important issues were power reasons, get that for them. and it's a big number when you add together economic gasoline distributed to the issues and fiscal issues. places where it needs to go. the others pale in comparison, juan. 60% of the gas stations in i wonder now, you know, i new jersey are closed. i also heard numbers as high think about the panel on election night. as 80%. when all is said and done 70% of the stations in for this, you wonder what long island are closed. think about that. will be things people look that's a huge percentage of back on that is really what the gas stations in both of decided it, that moment or these highly populated that speech or that debate, states that are not even that urning point .
open for business. so it is a really, really what do you think we'll be talking about and looking at? tough situation out there. >> well i think what we'll for those lucky enough to talk about in large part get to the pump, actually things like the jobs numbers, paying for their gas is consumer confidence, going another concern. up. >> i just spent $30,000 manufacturing. i think people do have a sense that the economy is in getting my home repaired and the course of recovery although it is much slower than they would like. i think that overwhelming it is all gone. sense is quite critical, >> we have nothing. martha. people also look back and no credit cards. nothing in our bank accounts. also true when you look at $15 in my pocket. the polls, they still say nowhere to go. that the depth of economic no electricity tryst. recession was due to the no food. policies of president bush no gas. >> look at gas all day and people say well, when today. are they going to start just getting gas now. blaming bush and blame >> i've been in this lane obama. martha: do they care about hour and a half waiting to that on policy level, would get to one of these pumps. be my question, juan? i'm hoping i get up there mary katherine, maybe you and they say no gas. take this on. i really think it goes back martha: boy, requires a lot to the individual economic of just, you know, patience, experience for every single voter out there. >> yeah. that people are running out i think a lot of this is a of and understandably so. gut feeling. you heard that woman in just i'm on the trail in ohio, i think one of the reasons a desperate situation. that obama's seeing people rick leventhal knows this better than any of us right leave his camp is because now because he has been this message of let's keep there talking to the people about all this. doing what we're doing, it hasn't worked that well, not he is in hard-hit, feeling in your lives.
they can't crow on the stump about a recovery because it hasn't been anywhere near asbury park, new jersey, what is the seen there. great. you're in wall township not clinton is out there on the too far away. stump filling half a gym >> reporter: we're at a because he is not giving service plaza off the garden electrifying message. things we'll get better we state parkway. he talked to a driver swear it. waiting here for 90 minutes. may cost another five he is waiting full hour and trillion. doesn't feel great. martha: very interesting. a half. always great to have you he was running on fumes. both with us. talk to you more in the some people have a 80 mile coming days. bill: governor romney's commute. they want to fill up when closing argument on jobs and they can. there is state trooper. the economy is underway i counted more than 100 today. in a moment herman cain is vehicles in this line. live to react. don't miss that. >> you know, ohio, you know this is better than it was last night when they told us me. the line stretched for to you know i mean what i say. four miles and had to call in state troopers because you know that i do what i there were fistfights and say i'm going to do. serious arguments breaking >> we need to make sure that out because people were trying to cut in those ohio is able to send a lines. so the cops had to be called. message loud and clear. this is being repeated this we want real change. scene at many gas stations we want big change. we're ready. across new jersey. this is our time. because as you mentioned, i need your help. martha, many stations have we're going to win on limit the supply and most of november 6th. the stations don't have ♪ power. they might have thousands of gallons in storage tanks below the ground but they
can't pump the gas because they don't have electricity to do it. this service plaza has a generator that is a new generator. the one yesterday kept shutting down. every time that happened they had to reset computers for 15 minutes. that was making people wait even longer. a lot of issues here. at least for now today, martha, no fights at this gas station on the garden state parkway. martha: i heard they have two priorities. they will try to get the [ male announcer ] the way it moves. hospitals up and running and refineries up and running as the way it cleans. well. everything about the oral-b power brush linden, new jersey, is one is simply revolutionary. of the main distribution points for all the gasoline oral-b power brushes oscillate, rotate in the area. they were affected by storm and even pulsate surge there. that is part of the reason, right, we're having so much to gently loosen and break up that sticky plaque trouble getting gas where it needs to go? with more brush movements >> right. a lot of the ports and than manual brushes and even up to 50% more than leading sonic technology brushes refineries shut down ahead of hurricane sandy. after the storm they for a superior clean. realized they have flood oral-b power brushes. damage or they had power go to oralb.com for the latest offers. outages at refineries as well. roughly a third of refineries in new jersey don't have power. so they can't get the fuel into the trucks to get the
fuel to the gas stations that are still open. the governor has lifted restrictions so they can bring in fuel from out-of-state to some of these gas stations. the power may not be on for all of them until a week or more. so, the scenes that we're seeing here with these long lines will continue. martha: a lot of people want to know where the federal trucks are with gas can be their own pumping stations that we see the military use in many cases. they would like to see some federal help going to these areas. we'll get update on that and see if that kicks in. rick, see you later. bill: you find all these people driving around for hours looking for gas and often time running out of gas in the process. some folks in new jersey driving into pennsylvania. gas stations across the border in pa seeing long lines of cars with jersey plates. station owners in monroe county, pennsylvania, they're trying to keep lines down to 20 minutes. that could be great if that could happen. many drivers are taking about marathon efforts to fill up the tank.
>> today we went to newton, no gas, they're all out. then we went on 517 to a shell station for almost two hours. 10 cars away and they ran out of gas. >> one line and people waiting for two hours. by the time you get there it is empty. so i figured i would save time and come here and get it. >> anything open closer than here? >> no. nothing that i saw because the power is out all over the place. there is gas stations all over but the power is out. you can't. everywhere i look. mile and a half, two mile long lines to get gas. bill: when the sun goes down it is dark out there. meanwhile the new jersey attorney general's office says there has been hundreds of reports of price-gouging at gas stations. some jacking up the cost of a gallon more than a dollar in the last 24 hours. that will hurt. martha: all right. so these gas shortages are also bad for big business of course. fedex we hear is scrambling to get their hands on fuel tankers for their trucks in bill: fox news alert now. new jersey and new york. if you thought sandy was
the giant carrier had oil on cleaning up by the day, hand for backup generators. we're a long way from that day, folks. but they didn't count in these are brand new pictures, goose stations running dry. video aerials from staten this is development. this will not get better island no,. anytime soon. we have several, several days of this all playing out. this is friday morning. i'm probably, somebody in this storm hit monday night. our family will end up we're still getting to driving to pennsylvania to get more gas later this communities around the new york, new jersey areas we're afternoon. it is a tough situation. seeing for the first time. this is one of them. staten island sits usually bill: indeed it is. you're hearing that from on higher ground than new people too. york, across the new york you get to two days and harbor to the south, but this scene is just, takes three days and you go whoa, your breath away. enough. east coast is facing a all these boats piled up massive price tag from like toothpicks. we saw image of homes hurricane sandy. according to reports, the literally pushed into the economic losses is at $50 marshland, 100, two or 300 billion. that is $30 billion more yards away from where the from initial predictions foundation initially was? yesterday. the scope of the damage in the lower lying areas of unprecedented. staten island this is what it is thought that new york we're getting as a result of the tidal surge that came in will bear 34% of the total loss. on monday night. new jersey suffering about wow, just takes your breath 30% of that total loss. away. martha: we have a jam-packed martha: it needs to be said show today, folks. this is ongoing rescue there is so many going on. situation. they need help there now. you need to stay tuned to they're waiting for help.
keep up on this. people stuck in there. we'll tell you everything we people on rooftops. can to ease up some confusion out there. people waiting for a hand we'll talk about a communications breakdown from the new york city or inside the white house from the state or federal during the libya terror government. attack. keep that in mind active that being reported now. rescue situation underway in >> the cable is direct staten island where they evidence that you can't rely need a lot of help. on the libyans. in regards to that, let's it is direct evidence that look at this next picture we can't defend the here. because we are getting a consulate. little ray of sunshine it is direct evidence there coming from california are al qaeda people in the perhaps. this is a scene of utility region. martha: why the counter trucks being loaded in terror community feels they were left out of the loop. california on military cargo we are live at the pentagon. planes and being brought to bill: martha, president the new york area. obama saying the economy so that is the kind of thing needs four more years to a we need to see. turnaround. we are, everybody in the what happened to the promise area will be greatful for fixing it in one term? that help. our panel will debate that there is talk there should be gasoline trucks like that, today coming up. brought to alleviate some martha: president obama as a new idea to get the economy pressure on the gas situation in the area which going, a secretary of would go a long way to ease business. they say it will streamline tensions as well. things. herman cain is here to so, great picture there, huh? respond to that. governor romney already bill: think about that. they were taking utility responding. trucks from alabama and >> he came out with a driving them in here brochure lately, a lot of pretomorrow. pictures in it, again no new -- prestorm. after the storm therm coming ideas to get the economy going and, then he came up from missouri and other states, a thousand plus with an idea last week.
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martha: all right. these are brand new pictures. there are some areas we're just starting to get a look at still. this is staten island. look at these pictures. unbelievable devastation and loss of life in staten island. you heard the terrible story about a mother who lost a 2-year-old and 4-year-old child as the water swept into staten island and these pictures are just incredible. and so many questions are starting now about where the help is. you know everybody wants to believe that everything that can be done is being done but there are desperate situations. this is live shot in staten bill: governor romney criticizing the president island. for his new idea to get the we received text messages from people out there saying economy rolling again. a secretary of business that they're waiting to be position. that is the proposal as of rescued. it is getting cold and the this week. came cain, former candidate temperatures are expected to drop over the next 24 and 48 for president and president hours. of job creator solutions. so, you know when you think how are you doing there, sir, back to some of these prior disasters and think of down there in atlanta,
people on rooftops in georgia. katrina it is not at all an >> doing great, bill. exaggeration to make a first of all, my heart goes comparison here. out as to everybody's heart there are 20,000 people in hoboken waiting for going out to everybody evacuations. a lot of questions being trying to recover from the superstorm sandy. raised whether or not we pray for them because we everything being done to help these folks is being know it has got to be difficult. some people don't have heat. done. it is a question to put out some people can't get there. it is something everyone gasoline, food. so our hearts go out to all needs to consider and governments in both of these states and federal of the people trying to recover. government need to consider as well. bill: thank you, sir. i appreciate you saying that. a lot of our colleagues affected by this certainly more when it comes in. our friend and neighbors all bill: we know a lot about over the east coast. thank you for that. the campaigns in the closing what about a secretary of days here. business? are results from 2008. good idea? steve hayes with me out of >> i, no, not a good idea. washington to ride shotgun here. good morning to you, steve. first i think governor romney summed it up best. want to take you back to your home state of we don't need a secretary of wisconsin. later today governor romney business. we need a president who makes his closing argument. understands business. going to milwaukee county, there in lies the difference. southwestern part of the state. here's the second point. this is an area where paul if it took president obama four years to come up with ryan knows we develop. he is from janesville this lame idea of a nearby. 10 lech coral votes in play secretary of business, i in wisconsin can republicans certainly don't want to give take the state as they him four more years to come up with another lame idea argue? >> i think it is absolutely in play. look at recent history in while this economy is still
wisconsin, go back two now, running on fumes. where a few thousand votes separated george w. bush and that's the bottom line. bill: he says instead of 2004 where john kerry and nine different departments dealing with things like george w. bush were very giving loans to small close. business administration or and then you look at some of helping companies with the built-in advantages exports you put them all in one department. republicans have in the state today, whether paul you're kicking that to the curb. ryan being on the ticket. and unemployment rate of whether scott walker having won his recall election on 7.9%. does this administration june 5th and expanded his have an effective plan to get america on track, if margin from 2010. reince priebus being president obama is awarded a chairman of the republican second term on tuesday night? national committee. republicans are pretty fired up in wisconsin these days. >> the answer is no and i bill: you mentioned 2004, have spent the last two here are the results, 50-49 months talking to over 2000 kerry over bush. it was less than that. businesses owners and also it was .35% of the total saying no, president obama vote in the state. >> right. bill: so your point is does not have a plan. now let's talk about these well-taken. nine departments. go back to 2008. see, here's how this i want to pop down to ohio administration works. because later tonight in the if president obama gets southwestern corner of the state, hamilton county, city reelected and install as of cincinnati, westchester, secretary of business, he is not going to shut down the ohio, is the town. other nine departments. he will add to the do you know who is from there? >> i don't know, somebody bureaucracy. really cool. because see his plan, which bill: house speaker john boehner is from westchester, didn't work, spend more, make government bigger and he is now preaching to the ohio. they will have rudy giuliani
and condoleezza rice and the choir at all of his campaign list goes on and on later stops, saying we need four tonight. the reason they're doing more years to spend more that, steve, you see the money and do nothing to border counties around create jobs. cincinnati they vote heavily i'm not confident at all republican. this economy would do hamilton county in cincinnati went for obama anything except get worse if he gets reelected because he for the first time since 1964. does not understand when you talk about driving business. vote are turnout this is bill: 7.9% is the new number where the party is going as came out today. of today the. just below 8%. >> huge push on tuesday >> yeah. bill: you wonder whether or not the number has an impact night, november 6th, if on the last minnesotaer out republicans don't get a huge there or whether everybody push out of this area for made up their minds. ohio, it will not be a good having said that, this is night for them more broadly. what i hear a lot. if president romney is in bill: we'll watch returns the white house how will there especially in places things be different? like warren county, butler >> if president romney is in the white house, first, he county, that surround is going to push hard to cincinnati. to see whether or not they match or exceed bush's reduce tax rates which is numbers from 2004. what we need to do to get pennsylvania, governor romney is making a stop this economy going. there. secondly, and i heard this do republicans have a shot there, 11 point win for from all business owners i've been talking with. he will roll back a lot of these ridiculous regulations president or is this a head that, while they have been fake? >> never know if they're campaigning, obama's doing something out of strength or weakness. agencies, regulatory this is a real play. agencies have been passing they're certainly spending
money there. stuff that i consider a war republicans are outextend on business. let me give you one really spending democrats 10 to one in pennsylvania in the final week, hoping by saturating really, stupid example. the national labor relations the airwaves they might make board has passed a rule that a push in what would have been otherwise fertile says that employers can not ground without having much airplay at this point. require their employees to bill: if governor romney wins pennsylvania this is be courteous to customers. landslide, 20 electoral votes? >> it's a pretty big push. this is stupid. and it is anti-business. hard to imagine he would win but people don't hear about pennsylvania and not do well this. in places like ohio and and those are the kinds of things that romney would wisconsin and maybe iowa. roll back. bill: i've got more bill: you know what questions. we don't have more time democrats are arguing. this is phoney baloney. unfortunately. herman cain, thank you in matters to nothing based on their polling. atlanta. good to have you. final stop here, new martha: stunning new images hampshire twice in the next four days, steve governor just coming into our romney goes to new newsroom. this is staten island, new hampshire. only four electoral votes. york city. our fox team on the ground if you look at map and what with latest details. if scenarios, new hampshire could determine all this. look at that. boats on top of cars, total obviously the president winner there by nine points devastation in this area and over senator mccain. we're just starting to get a go ahead, steve. look at it. >> the number of times i we'll be right back played with these electoral maps come up with totals that are 271 to 267 is frighting. so new hampshire certainly could make a big if did recognize. you look at governor romney's team. talk to republicans and they
think he has got momentum. there is public polling in recent days shown him doing well in new hampshire. sometimes with a slight lead. so they're feeling pretty good about new hampshire. bill: thank you, steve. martha: boy, that is fascinating. we'll see where this is going. we are just hearing from governor romney, his reaction to the new jobs number that came in. his response and live on the campaign trail with the governor coming up next. bill: also, martha, there are questions about how the obama administration handled the terror attack in libya in the early hours and days. senior counterterrorism officials who could have saved lives there, left out of the loop? >> the security in benghazi was a struggle and remained a struggle throughout my time there. the situation remained uncertain and reports from some libyans indicated it was getting worse. i'm only in my 60's... diplomatic security remained i've got a nice long life ahead. weak. in april there was only one big plans. u.s. diplomatic security so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, agent stationed there. esterol i looked at my options. as part of a heart healthy diet. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan.
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decide this election for president of the united states. here is the monthly unemployment number, it's the last one that we're going to get before the election, it ticked up to 7.9% in part because more people without jobs have started to get out there and look for work again. meanwhile in the northeast many americans are dealing with a severe gas shortage situation in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. a lot of tempers wearing very thin at this point. you've got gas lines stretching for miles and one guy pulled a gun and had to be arrested in this situation. brand-new hour starts now of "america's newsroom." we are glad to have you with us. we hope you're doing okay out there today. i'm martha maccallum. bill: i'm bill hemmer. good morning to you martha. we have a mouth full again today, folks. i'll begin with the jobs news this hour. president obama will face the highest unemployment rate since any incumbent since franklin roosevelt. you can see where our nation has been since december of 2007 when the economy started faltering.
back then the jobless rate 5%, today 7.9%. martha: very interesting historical point there. let's bring in charles gasparino, fox news senior bill: this just in, fox news alert. governor romney weighing in on the october jobs report. correspondent. >> not a pretty picture. things are better but how could here is the statement in part. the increase in the they get worse? unemployment rate is sad there is nothing new in this reminder that the economy is at virtual stand still. report. the jobless rate is higher what is confirmed is that the economy is confirming in spite than it was when president obama took office and there are still 23 million of a massive stimulus, spending americans struggling for money. work. we are live on the campaign the obama administration trail with governor romney printing moan, a big stimulus from the fed. even with that we have an in a matter of minutes. when we get comment from the extremely weak recovery. white house we'll bring that i tell you i don't know how you to you. martha: back to the other big story today. sell this other than say things new signs of a communication could be worse. when you pwreupbt tha print breakdown inside the obama administration during the hours of the benghazi terror that much money and spend that attack. here is what we can tell much money i don't know how they you. could be worse. e-mails shared with fox news martha: the big question right suggest that top now with four days to go in the counterterrorism officials election, you've talked to a lot felt cut out of the loop on of business leaders out there, the night of those four what are they telling you about murders. national security how the market would react if correspondent jennifer president obama was reelected or
griffin is live at the if governor romney is elected. penthouse. good morning to you. >> i would be careful of using what is the latest. the market as a barometer for >> the penthouse known as the economy, this market is screwy. the pentagon, martha. when you have zero percent interest rates which is what you senior counterterrorism have now that forces people to officials felt cut out of buy stocks. the loop the night of the why is that in because bonds attack on the benghazi don't offer a decent returns, so consulate according to you go into stocks. e-mails given to fox news that said average people and this means a lot, the restale according to discussions how to respond to the night of investor, the average investor september 11 attack. is not in this market even top state department officials decided not to though it's at essentially pre send an inneragency rapid great financial crisis highs. response unit designed to it's about where it was in late respond to terrorist at tex 2007. why isn't the average person in this market? team, fest. the average person does not trust this recovery. this has a joint military they are in bonds and making almost no money or gold because special operations command to it and routinely has been they worry about hyperinflation deployed to assist in and all the stuff that goes with that. this is a stock market that we investigations after uss will i hasn't benefitted the little guy. cole bombing and bomb manies that is an issue too. it hasn't had the desired wealth in kenya and tans see. affect that ben bernanke wants >> yaw. it when he kept rates low. it could have helped them business leaders i talked to are gain access to the site in benghazi faster than the 24 worried about the future, the fiscal cliff, all the automatic
days it eventually needed. spending cuts. state department said a fest martha: how does that translate? >> it translates yes easy. would not have done any martha: if you wake up in the good. national security spokesman morning and president obama has gave this explanation. four more years or if you wake most senior people in up in the morning and governor government worked on the romney has been elected what do issue from the minute it you expect the reaction to be. happened. that includes the secretary >> here is the thing, by the of defense, chairman of the way, this is business reaction joint chiefs, secretary of we'll take the market out of state, national security it. business leaders are worried advisor et cetera. fox news has learned that about president obama because u.s. military intelligence the chances particularly of a was reporting as early as fiscal cliff situation where you 7:00 p.m. eastern, less than have automatic cuts, automatic four hours after the attack tax increases are greater because he's going to be in began, that ansar al-sharia carried out the attack. opposition with republicans who are in congress and that's where the intelligence was relayed to the military with no you have they are at lagger heads they can't reach a deal caveats according to a and the automatic spending cuts source familiar with the intelligence. further two state department go in. let's just face it president cables show stevens team obama has run on a platform of increasing the size of government and raising taxes, warned washington at 6:43 that is not the thing you need a.m. in the morning they had when you have an economy concerns that members of the recovering this slowly. libyan police sent to guard martha: charlie, thank you. we'll see you soon. them were photographing the come pound. >> all right. quote, this important was bill: fox news alert now because photographing the inside of u.s. special mission and the frustration is mounting furthermore this person was throughout new york city and its part of the police unit surrounding towns. september to protect the mission. u.s. intelligence officials the scene of some of the most
confirmed to fox that in heartbreaking devastation and fact there were reports from half of the storm related deaths the ground in benghazi that from new york. that is video from staten island three hours before the attack on the consulate that moments ago, people there a libyan militia was begging for food and water and gathering weapons and clothing, and begging for gathering steam. that was three hours before the consulate was attacked information. we are live in staten island at 9:47 p.m. on september today, what are you hearing from folks there, anna? 11th. martha? >> they are desperate, bill. martha: there is so much we are in an area that looks coming out in all of this and in large part thanks to like a war zone, about a hundred you, jennifer. feet from the water here. has the white house said why you see trash piling up, you see that sort of joint mud-caked mattresses, you see counterterrorism effort boats that clearly got caught up known as fest was not in hurricane sandy's storm surge. deployed since it has been we've popped up on top of cars, deployed in similar situations before? toppled streetlights, they have >> the white house has not. the state department has slammed into the side of homes given an explanation that and they are even blocking the fes. streets over this way. it normally used when embassy communications is now residents say aid has been compromised and re-established super slow to come to staten communications as they needed to do on the ground island. >> i don't have anything, after the embassy attacks in anywhere to go, i don't have no africa. because the embassy in clothes. all the clothes i have on they gave it to me at the evacuation tripoli was not compromised, center. they still had a working >> i went to a shelter monday night after the storm, people
embassy they felt they were coming in with no socks, no didn't need the fest team. the state said the fest team shoes. the houses were destroyed. would not have helped the they were crying. night of the attack but a where was the red cross? official i spoke to that was familiar with fest teams >> we do have new information said they are helpful in the the red cross is in town, they have ten trucks here on state days afterward helping the fbi get access to the ten island. they said they tried to make it consulate where there still into town yesterday but were documents lying on the caught up in all of the traffic ground et cetera. it took them 24 days to get that you saw. bill: anna staten island has there. martha: someone supposed to lost a lot of lives after be helping them was hurricane sandy, and you think photographing the consulate is also very unnerving about parts of that island it's because it appeared in the early reports that we got on elevated a little bit. all of this that they seemed it's higherrer than areas around to know quite a bit about it, but not for the images we're where everybody was, seeing. including, you know the consulate and other annex, lower around the water, i mean they've been wiped out. and raises a lot of question whether or not there was >> reporter: absolutely. there are shells are homes you inside job element to all of can hardly even recognize them. this. right, jennifer? >> that's right. there are crews from other the other interesting thing states coming in to help new come out from the cia york city firefighters. timeline that was provided they've been doing water rescues yesterday to reporters, fox and they are hoping to find was not invited to that survivors and not victims but a very tragic story that has briefing, but, the cia really caused heavy hearts timeline suggests that the across america, a 39-year-old quick reaction force that mother, glenda moore lost her
came from tripoli, which was two children, a 2-year-old and made up of a cia element got four-year-old, brandon and connor. delayed at the airport for they were ripped from her arms. three hours and 15 minutes while they were waiting for her car was in the height of the a libyan he is court and for storm, she was trying to vehicles and weapons. evacuate from brooklyn. that was a crucial number of hours that that team could they got caught in the storm have helped the team at. surge. they were found a hundred feet cia an next. martha: glen doherty was apart from each other in a part of that team. marsh. there were 19 lives lost in jennifer, thank you very much. staten island and 40 in all of bill: fox news alert now on new york city. new images from staten island, new york jrk south the homeland security secretary judge andrew napolitan of the harbor in manhattan. look what we have here. these are homes that have napolitano does plan on touring been moved as a result of hurricane sandy out into a marshland. we're looking live here at the amount of devastation this. martha: when you see the people are going through devastation and it does raise there. standing water still today. questions about the campaigns i see at least one and about the response and all individual there now walking of that, because there are a lot of areas, including the broad to the right of your screen. where is the help? channel area out in queens as that is what they are wondering. well where people are saying that they have not received any we heard from countless help so far, and they are people on camera pleading for more help and guidance desperately in need of it. you hear stories about people what they can do and how they can do it. walking in with no socks,
back to there in a moment families separated, and it is a live, martha. martha: unbelievable. truly frightening situation. speechless. one bright spot, they say that also back to the campaign trail. ten red cross trucks have been president obama changing his tune when it comes to one of able to to make it into the his key promises. staten island area. he no longer says turning there are so many people and around the economy, his homes in this area that it's quote, one-term proposition. literally taken us days to sort >> so we've made real of get pictures of all of the progress these past four places because the helicopters years. but colorado, we all know up and survey one neighborhood and there are ten neighborhoods our work's not yet done behind it that they are starting are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement to get a look at. we hear that the administration is keeping contact with the locals on the ground and we expect that would be the case, responding to this devastation from this super storm, known as sandy, and meanwhile you've got brand-new reaction from the white house, also to the unemployment numbers, so look at this. you know, i mean it's just mind boggling. our chief white house correspondent ed henry is traveling with the president in hilliard, ohio where of course folks are far removed from this situation, but these pictures are so potent it's impossible
not to sort of take all of this into account today. >> reporter: absolutely, martha, the bottom line is you know the president took three days off the campaign trail in order to deal with the aftermath of sandy. yesterday he resumed all of that, and now is out here in these battleground states. the white house is making clear to us that the president is still trying to stay on top of the storm relief by convening a conference wallace night, for example, aboard air force one when he was flying from colorado here to ohio. we saw the president, those dramatic pictures with chris christie, someone he normally doesn't agree with, a democrat and a republican coming together in new jersey a couple of days back to show their support for the people there. but the key here obviously it's one thing to have those kind of events, it's one of those things for people to come together to have conference calls to communicate, but the key is will the federal government really be helping people on the ground in these states and local governments to make sure as we see these desperate pictures of people, people freezing, going into dumpsters to get food, is
in fact the response helping get to them? and once the politicians leave the photo ops, once the tv cameras leave the scene is that response really happening? that is going to be one of the big questions in the days ahead, martha. martha: you're so right about that. one of the questions that comes to mind for me is will we expect another briefing from the president, you know, on what he's been updated on and what the red cross efforts are and what the fema efforts are? there is no doubt in my mind that this death toll will continue to rise, that people are losing their lives as we speak out there, and i wonder if we're going to hear more from the president in terms of an update. >> reporter: i will tell you martha that his events, he had three events yesterday and at all three of those he made clear to start his remarks by giving a quick update, not a long one but a quick update for people in some of these other states where they may not understand how desperate the situation is back on the eastern seaboard. he's done that, and jay carney will likely brief reporters today aboard air force one later today when the president is
moving to another state. but you're right, this is something that is important. while the president is resuming the campaigning we are only four days out from an election and people are focused on that there is 0 obviously a lot of attention that need to be focused on what is going on on the ground, martha. martha: in some ways it does feel like the aftermath of september 11th. obviously a very different situation. but the feeling that people in the area get it and understand how devastating and how bad it is. this is not an indictment on anybody, if you're far away you're far away and you don't necessarily feel it the way the people do. when other parts of the country have experienced these types of things we don't feel it the way they do. the president is president of everybody and no doubt it's very much on his mind as you.out that he points out at each one of the beginning of these appearances. we'll check with you later. bill: manhattan is a tail of two or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? cities. north of 34th street. call imperial structured settlements. martha: everyone is fine. the experts at imperial can convert bill: south of 34th street when the sun goes down it's dark your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today.
as night, there is no electricity down there. for the families who have stayed pinned, they have nowhere to go. the wh hotels are all booked, martha: all right. staten eye rand, -- island, they have no car to drive out of the city. they are sitting in their homes and wondering this is not safe. new york, not far from the statue of liberty is a disaster now. those farms are pushed into they are begging leaders to give them information, information the marsh by hurricane that they have not got even now sandy. thousands are freezing and at we move toward day five of the weather is getting worse this devastation caused by and they are hungry and hurricane sandy. martha: the march than that plan waiting for rescue. the new york city marathon continues. bill: that it does. martha: that is a big question is ready to begin, as it for folks around here as well. we may get more information on always does in staten island. look at picture of the that at 12:30 today. bill: new images coming to fox "new york post" abuse of the very latest on the recovery power. what you see are two huge effort and also the rescue effort that is still -- it's generators for power from still on going. the marathon. they have heated tents using martha: speaking of finish lines and sprinting, that's what these to get ready for the marathon. the big question on the two gentlemen are up to right now. paper is this abuse of power, the presidential candidates are making their final pitches, massive generators while new their closing arguments to these york city suffers? voters, just a few days to go. something to think about. mayor bloomberg is expected what does where they are tell to speak at 1230. us, chris wallace will weigh yesterday he thought the marathon was a good idea. a lot of people are thinking in. bill: there was a communication
perhaps that is rethought. break down during the assault in perhaps that is what he will libya. while the counterterrorism say at 12:30. community says they were left bill: these are big out of the loop. decisions. >> this is a classic scandal the auto industry front and where almost every day or every center, you know that. governor romney preparing to few days another shoe drops. hit the battleground state i said i think it could be as of ohio. both campaigns going full bad as watergate, and one of our throttle in the final stretch, crisscrossing a veterans said, yeah, but nobody number of key swing states. sometimes landing at airport died in watergate, and they've got a point. when the other guy is taking off. john roberts is live in ohio oh...there you go. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! i'm gonna stand up to her! no you're not. i know. you know ronny folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than a witch in a broom factory. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky.
martha: here we go, folks. the final sprint to election today. can you believe it? we are finally almost there. we are waiting for speeches right now from both the president and from governor romney. those will get started in just a few minutes. both of these candidates out there trying to make the best closing argument that they can to the most essential people who will end up mat mattering. look at the campaign stops that tells you quite a bit. they are in wisconsin, they are in ohio. you have sur gates spreading out to a lot of different areas as well. joe biden and paul ryan are on
the campaign trail there as well. look at all the attention ohio and wisconsin are getting. here is a look at the "real clear politics" average as the stands today, 47.4% for president obama. 47.3%, we are talking about a one tenth of a percent difference between the candidates, that is well within the margin of error. here is a live look in mill -- excuse me hilliard, ohio. my eyes made that an m, in hilliard ohio where they are waiting right now nor president obama. you see the big forward sign in the background. chris wallace joins me now, the anchor of "fox news sunday," he is live in washington as he prepares to cover what is going to be a very intense several days ahead. good morning, chris, good to see you. good to be with you martha. martha: talk to me a little bit about where they are today, what that tells us and no doubt you've been talking to both campaigns. how do they feel right now? >> reporter: that is the weird thing about this campaign, usually even if the polls are close you can tell by talking to
one side or the other, you know, as you can tell pie talking to anybody are help upbeat or dejected. i've got to tell you either these guys, one side are the best liars in the world, i don't know which one it is or they both and this is what i think, they both sides genuinely believe they are going to win this election. the romney camp seems very confident, the obama camp seems eek ball lee so. the single most interesting development, because obviously they are campaigning in most of the places. the interestingly most single development. money doesn't matter, they've got more money than they need. it's the candidate's time, that is the most precious commodity it is. they will have mitt romney campaign in the suburbs of philadelphia on sunday. that is a big deal. they are making a play for pa pennsylvania, and if they win pennsylvania they don't need ohio. that is very, very interesting. martha: that is a very interesting development. there's been a lot of talk, we had tomorrow ridge on yesterday, htom ridge on yesterday, he
said governor romney could win pennsylvania, not surprising coming from a surrogate that he would feel that way. the fact he is spending time there is a very interesting point. perhaps pennsylvania is also in play and perhaps that suggests that the romney camp feels that they feel confident about ohio. >> reporter: well, no, here is the deal. the obama camp says they don't feel confident about ohio, that they realize they can't get over-the-top in ohio and so they are looking for some other place to scramble the electoral map, so they are looking at pennsylvania, looking at michigan, looking at minnesota. they see it as a sign of desperation. the romney camp says absolutely not. it's a sign that the race is closing all over the country. at this point having the 74th rally in ohio isn't going to move a lot of voters. having the first rally in pennsylvania in months could move voters. in terms of bang for the buck they think they have more impact in pennsylvania. look, in the end, somebody is
spinning, somebody isn't, we'll find out on tuesday who is bluffing and who isn't. martha: that's why we are keeping notes and conversations we are having with people to see who turns out to be right because it so intensely vote. i wanted to ask you about the undecided vote. when you look at the numbers it looks like independent voters, at least, have been trending toward romney, at least in the fox news poll, and you think about those late breakers, which tend to go for the nonincumbent in these races, and it's really at orders i odds in what we're seeing with the overall likely voter polls. you wonder what it is going to turn out being true about this. >> the romney camp thinks it's a big deal. they say that registration is so close and both sides will turn out so many of their own base, the obama camp, the democrats, the romney camp, the republicans that independent voters will be the key. at this point in most of the national polls the independent voters are going for romney over obama by a half dozen to a dozen
points f. that is true and it's certainly one of the questions i'm going to ask on sunday. we'll have david axelrod on, chief strategist for the obama campaign. pitch beason, director of the romney campaign. if it's true that independents are breaking for romney can obama win? that is one of the questions we'll be asking. martha: it's a great question and we'll look forward to hearing you ask it. bill: and waiting for the answer. martha: we'll watch their faces and see who we see is really revealing what is going on in their internal polling. we'll see you in the coming days a lot. >> there is a question of rich beason. -p romney's political director. it will be interesting to hear from him. and david axelrod will be sitting down with chris wallace as well. we'll see what mr. axelrod says. this is going to be an interesting several days. bill: maybe we're here late on tuesday night. maybe we are here into early wednesday morning. that's why we watch.
ohio you know is critical, battleground state in the race for the white house. one county has a history of election problems. how votes are counted and what election officials are doing there to protect the vote. plus the lines for gasoline they stretch for miles. be grateful you are not one of these folks. >> what's billion dollars look like? what about a trillion? what about our national debt? it's massive and it cast a dark shadow over the dollar, the stock market, your retirement, your investments and your lively food. the national debt has tripled in the last ten years. gold has gone up over 600%.
bill: how you are the votes tallied there, and what has changed there? >> the officials here say this a lot has changed. they've completely overhauled the systems with transparency, credibility and professionalism. you've got memory sticks that have the votes counted on them. they don't carry them with taxicab drivers any more. now the sheriff's department has it with monsters and observers from botjuan pablo montoya ters anwith moniter and observers. jeff hastings told me they have made major strides. >> have you seen the egg corn-type problems now. >> no, bee don't se we don't
see those problems. that was objectionable and significant. we know what happened to acorn. >> take a look at handbooks from the poll workers and official vs. to memorize. there is more stuff in here than in the sat's. if you suspect problems where you live voter fraud go to foxnews.com. there is a lot of material that they have. bill: test coming soon, eric, study well. in kaj a hoag georgi cuyahoga county. martha: there is tommy thompson in a tight race. they are neck-and-neck right now in the senate race in wisconsin. this is west alice wisconsin. that is where we find mitt romney this morning. he will start his day in wisconsin and head to the all important state of ohio. we'll be back with that live after this. honey, thehave e 55 inch lg...
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martha: fox news alert that gets a look at where both of the candidates are right now. we are waiting for mitt romney's speech. you can see tommy thompson on the left side of your screen. he's in a very tight race in wisconsin. he's enjoying the opportunity to introduce the candidate. you have hilliard, ohio and where is where the obama rally of the morning business to get underway. let's go live to our chief political correspondent carl cameron in the motorcade with the romney campaign as help head towards west alice. good morning, carl, how is it going? >> reporter: good morning, martha, we are live streaming here in the motorcade as we wind our way through the parking lots
and the back alleys outside the event where mr. romney today will give what his aides call the closing argument of his 2012 presidential campaign. iness spence he'll be arguing that a choice for obama amounts to stag nation and more of the status quo and a choice for romney amounts to bold change and prosperity. today mr. romney did comment on the new jobless numbers from the bureau of labor statistics, unemployed ticked up a 10th of a point. he said, the jobless rate was hire than it was when president obama took office and there are still 23 million americans struggling for work. on tuesday america will make a choice between stag nation and prosperity. romney goes onto say for four years president obama's policies have crushed america's middle class, for four years president obama has told us that things are getting better and we're making progress. for so many american families those words ring hollow. romney again will be arguing this it's really a choice between owe obama's status quo
and bold proposal for prosperi prosperity. the obama campaign all romney has done is offered vague policies, that they say are failed from the past. mr. romney is going to seize on the numbers today and fold it into his closing argument speech for the final 9 of hour 96 hours of this campaign. it is a dead sprint. he is going to hit so many places we haven't even been told how many, because they are trying to jam in so many swing states in so many hours. martha: i was talking to chris wallace about their stop in pennsylvania outside of philadelphia and sort of what we can learn from the path right now, obviously wisconsin, obviously ohio, philadelphia also on the list. >> reporter: absolutely. well pennsylvania has been in the blue column and one that
president obama won handily against john mccain and mitt romney has not spent a great deal of time. earlier in the summerrer went to the pittsburg area, the coalfields in order to talk about the coal community that makes up so much of western pennsylvania, west virginia, eastern ohio, and it's two things, it's a recognition of the obama campaign's slippage in pennsylvania, as well as in minnesota and michigan, that the romney campaign has increased its advertis advertising and built a presence there in the last several days. it is also an opportunity to hedge against some slippage in ohio, should mr. romney not win the buckeye state, the bell weather will no republican wins the white house without wink that first he's going to need michigan and pennsylvania and that may figure into that. when you look at the ground game, surveys suggest is a lot more even than the public reports suggest, the obama
campaign and romney campaign both predict they are going to within. the romney campaign does show a degree of convincing consciousness. they have reason for anxiousness. it's uncertain they have work to do but they do believe still they can win it. martha: very interesting. carl, thank you so much, carl cameron as he rides in the motorcade for rom ropbl to the west alice venue where they will be moments away, and president obama as we pointed out, hilliard, ohio is his next stop. bill: in a normal election year we'd be all the election all the time. right now we have three significant stories. sandy is one of them, the election is another and this is the third, libya. new signs of a communication break down in the obama administration during the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. u.s. intel sources telling fox news that senior counterterrorism officials felt shutout of potentially lifesaving decisions that were being made on the ground. jt mcfarland secretary of
defense reagan years, and a white house aide, mike baker, president of diligence llc, a global intelligence and security firm. kt to you first. the documents that jennifer griffin reported on live last night you have seen them as well. what do we need to understand about what is in them to help us understand about the decision-making that was happening? >> there are a lot of documents, but the big picture of this. the big take away is that the united states government decided to entrust it's security of the u.s. personnel, the ambassador and others to the libyan militias. and they were not up to it and able to protect the americans. there are example of example that the militia didn't show up when they were supposed to, when they came they didn't bring the heavy arms. one of the members of the militia was taking pictures of the consulate on september 11th presumably not for a scrapbook but perhaps to give to the al-qaida commandos
that were attacking. the way you should think about this is from the very beginning the obama administration decided they were going to do everything different in libya. they where are were not good to lead from the front, they were going to lead from behind. they were not going to give people protection of americans they were going to turn that over to the hreub kwrapbs and they were not up to the job and as a result we have four dead americans. bill: what you're saying is they were going to defer to libyans on every decision. >> here is what it like. they brought the libyans a brand-new shiny bike. they said go ride it, they'd never ridden before. they weren't going to help them hold the seat or put training wheels on the bike. when that bicycle crashed there were four americans sitting on the handlebars and that was the problem. bill: which would include intervening and ticking off the fledgling government there. they said counterterrorism officials felt cut out of the loop during the attack. how do we interpret and understand that? >> i understand this that the white house just did this start
to finish responded inappropriately, poorly, and with a lack of aggression during the course of this whole thing. they counted on essentially, as kt was saying, for a libyan response. the white house new in short order that the libyans were not providing a counter assault force for this. they left our folks, the global response staff there on the ground to try to fend off this long-term attack. these grs guys, they are there for maybe a quick response, maybe a very brief counter assault and the expectation, the covenant that these people have, that we have overseas in hostile environments that is that the calf rewould come in. they never opted to send in the calvary. once they new the libyans were offering the counter assault send in the military. to say they had no insight to send in the military response is insane. you never have enough information. if you wait for enough
information bad things happen, people die. they also say if you don't have the assets in place, you do what you can do, we sent in some people from tripoli, that wasn't a proper response, but it was doing something. you try to get something done. and for the white house to standby and not try breaks faith with our code. bill: with his response team, kt, what they are arguing is that the investigative team could have been in there much earlier in order to secure key documents and key information and key evidence. the fact that they weren't does what to this investigation? does what to the argument, and to the story in general? >> then there is no investigation. i mean before the eye tack, durineye tack, during the attack and after the attack the united states never sent americans to save americans, and they were watching that in realtime. bill, what i keep anything about is that video we all saw, the picture of the white house situation room the night they got osama bin laden, everyone on
the edge of their seat wondering are they going to find laud hraurbgsd are the seals going to get out safely. at the end of the day you had seals killing terrorist. there was another video and that was the september 11th video in realtime that any classified computer could call up on its desk. they watched for seven hours while americans were not being rescued, instead this time you had not seals killing terrorists, you had terrorists killing former seals. bill: it's another day and we've had revelations every day and we'll see what today turns up. kt thank you and mike backer thank you as well with us today. martha: a third of the seats in the u.s. senate are also up for grabs on tuesday night. we look at some of the close and remember you can get your news 24 hours a day at our website abc7.com, or by downloading any of our abc7 appsist races we'll be watching that even and explain what it all could mean for the balance of power. bill: dueling campaign events, final stretch, president obama is in ohio, governor romney in wisconsin at this hour hitting the home stretch in that race for the white house. live events roll on. we'll take you there when we continue after this.
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bill: how do you dry the joint out. check it out "wall street journal" cover story, marketplace section. that is inside the queens m id-town tunnel that starts in queens new york and goes under the east river into manhattan. this tunnel by the way normally would handle tens of thousands of cars every day. today it's still closed down. this is a portable pump that is working to takeout about 30 million gallons of floodwater
from what would be -- on a friday afternoon this thing would be packed. but there is the scene now entirely shut down as that pump tries to get the water out the there. martha: apparently it works well we hope. let's go become to politics now for a moment. there are several hotly contested races that are up for grabs on tuesday that we want you to be up to speed on, because they really could impact the balance of power in the senate. and i will be covering some of these on tuesday night we want to give you the background to keep in mind for all of this. right now democrats hold the majority in the senate with 51 seats. republicans have 47 seats, and 33 out of the hundred senate seats are on the ballot this tuesday coming. michael bron is a senior political analyst for the washington examiner and he has a long history in following all these races very closely. we are glad to have him with us, he's a fox news contributor. good morning, michael, welcome. >> good to be with you, martha. martha: tell us how you're
looking at the senate races and we'll go through a couple of them one by one. >> the senate races, you know there is a lot up for grabs. it looked early in the cycle like the republicans were going to make gains and width he will that 53 majority that the democrats have. a lot of races have been turning against the republicans, and you have a couple of republican-held seats in trouble. at the same time you've got seven seats that are currently held by the democrats, in which democrats are ahead in current polling but running under that magic 50% number. so i think the senate could go either way. you could see a net democratic gain in the senate, you could see a net republican gain and a take over of the majority. martha: we'll go through some of these and if you could sort of give us the thumbnail sketch here whether or not it's it's an incumbent we are dealing with, whether or not it's a flip. this is nebraska as bob kerry tries to return to the political scene in his home state.
>> that is a seat held boy a democrat. bob kerry is trying to come back from the seat he retired from 12 years ago. deb fisher the republican seems to be way ahead in what is a heavily republican state there. was a poll that showed it a much closer race. i think presidential coattails will have some significant affect. since the mid 90s we've been less than a split ticket voting public and we've been likely to vote straight ticket. that is going to work against bob kerry and for deb fisher in nebraska. martha: let's take a look at the next one we have. this is the wisconsin race, we saw the former governor of wisconsin tommy thompson as he was interest during governor romney in his own state. this one shapes up very tight right now against representative tammy baldwin, michael. >> tommy thompson came back to wisconsin after working in washington as a lobbyist. after he won the late republican primary by a narrow margin,
tamee bald within the incumbent congresswoman from mad today son hit him with a barrage of ads calling him a lobbyist. she took the distinct lead in polls for a while. the most recent surveys have been more favorable to tommy thompson. wisconsin is a target state and the polling has been very close there. you're seeing mitt romney is speaking as we speak in west alice, wisconsin. i think that is a race that either romney and thompson will win or barack obama and tamee baldwin. martha: another coattails situation. we'll have to leave it there. we will be following these real closely over the coming days with your help. thanks for being here today. >> thank you. bill: fox news alert as expected the president going first, he's in hilliard, ohio, that is just west of columbus, ohio. franklin county at the fairgrounds there. and we are just getting word from the fire department there are about 2800 who have turned out. a lot of times we examine the crowd sizes in the closing days and trying to figure out where
the enthusiasm is. what the obama team says is that today at least they are going to smaller populated areas, and so therefore you should expect a maller crowd size. smaller crow. is that a fair examination? franklin county is where he did very well four years ago. a lot of votes in that county. we'll find out tuesday night whether someone is stretching the truth or telling the truth. here is the president. [chanting] four more years! four more years! four more years! >> thank you. well, listen, you know, for the past few days all of us have been focused on one of the worst storms in our lifetimes, in our history. and i just got off the phone with my team, emergency management team, and got an
update on what is happening in new jersey and new york and connecticut, west virginia where there is a whole lot of snow. as a nation we mourn those who were lost. you can only imagine what so many families are going through right now, and the message i've sent every time i talk to people back east is, we stand with the people of new york and new jersey and connecticut every step of the way, every step of the way in the hard weeks ahead. [applause] >> and there is a lot of work that still remains to be done. but we've also been inspired these last few days by the heros who are running in the buildings and wading through water and the neighbors who are helping neighbors cope with tragedy, the leaders of different parties working together to fix what's broken. [cheers and applause] >> a spirit that says no matter how bad the storm is, no matter how tough times are, we are all
in this together. we rise or fall as one nation and one people. and, you know, that spirit is what has guided this country for more than two centuries, that idea that we are in this together. it's carried us through the trials and tribulations of the last 200-something years, but also the last four years. in 2008 we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the great depression, and today our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs, and this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. [cheers and applause] the american auto industry is back on top. [cheers and applause] >> home values and housing
construction is on the rise. [cheers and applause] >> we are less dependent on foreign oil than any time in 20 years. [cheers and applause] >> because of the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform the war in iraq is over. the war in afghanistan is ending, al-qaida has been decimated. osama bin laden is dead. we have made real progress. [cheers and applause] >> this guy had a lot of coffee this morning. you're fired up. [cheers and applause] >> okay. >> so, listen, hold on a second. we've made real progress, but we are here today because we know we've got more work to do.
as long as there is a single american who wants a job and can't find one, as long as there are families working harder but falling behind, as long as there's a child anywhere in this country whose languishing in poverty and barred from opportunity our fight goes on, we've got more work to do. [cheers and applause] bill: that is the president in franklin county, ohio. he did well there four years ago. we'll see how he does on tuesday. we'll measure the crowd size and see what kind of data points we pick up along the way. governor romney will be in milwaukee, wisconsin in a matter of moments. martha: he does from wisconsin down to ohio today himself. a lot of concentration there, and he and ann romney traveling together at this point on the campaign trail, surrogates spread all over the map. quick break, we'll be right back.
martha: could there be anymore going on in the world. we're a few days away from a presidential election in new york and new jersey under a very difficult situation as is connecticut. they're waiting for mitt romney in wisconsin, well as list, wisconsin, where we saw thome thompson moments ago, we are monitoring that event. we saw. this is what it is all about. is anybody's mind not made up or swayed by this morning's unemployment report. we'll see. bill: we were in a restaurant in cincinnati last sunday afternoon. it was packed. there were people crawling off the walls there, okay?
this story here. it will not leave us for weeks. martha: it should not. these people need attention. they need help. we know a lot of efforts being made to do just that. we want to make sure we keep focus on their plight because they are in a dire, dire situation. they need help. they need rescue. they need food. they need water. they need shelter. they are americans and in a perilous situation right now. so we ask they get the help they need. bill: they're looking for information. they may get it as new york mayor michael bloomberg briefs 90 minutes from now. there is a major event that
happens every year. it is on the first sunday in november. it is called the new york city marathon. this is an event people all over the world, and all over the country for that matter they come here to run in that marathon. by the way the marathon goes through all the neighborhoods that have been devastated. it starts on staten island on sunday morning. there is a decision made to go forward with the marathon. martha: which was made early in the game perhaps we knew all the objection tent of this. bill: we'll see if that situation holds. you have generators that wo